How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator (SCH-R930)

Just picked-up a brand new Samsung Galaxy S Aviator (SCH-R930) from US Cellular and want to root it? Want to remove the bloatware that the device has come loaded with? No problem, we’ll help you do that. Rooting’s actually a process to get access to system-level files on an Android device and once it’s done, you can remove any system apps as well as add new ones to your device. This guide should help you root your Galaxy S Aviator smartphone to get access to system files and enjoy plenty of root-only apps available out there. Here you go:

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. This works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Odin

2. Root Package (Download link’s given in the first post)

3. SuperOneClick (Download the latest version of the app)

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator (SCH-R930):

1. Download and place all the files onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Odin and SuperOneClick archives over to your Desktop.

3. Double-click on the Odin executable file and it’ll launch.

4. Click on PDA and select the Root Package file you have downloaded to your Desktop.

5. Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked in the tool.

6. Leave the Repartition box unchecked.

7. Power off your device.

8. Turn it back on by holding down the Volume DOWN and plugging it in to your PC via USB cable.

9. You should now be in Download mode.

10. Hit Start in Odin and it’ll start flashing the file.

11. Once the file’s been flashed, your device will automatically reboot.

12. Now run the SuperOneClick app available on your Desktop.

13. Click Root button and it’ll root your device.

14. Say Yes when it asks you if you want to install the BusyBox app.

15. You should be rooted now!

Congrats! Your device has been successfully rooted and you should be able to find the Superuser app in your App Drawer.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here and here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • yury

    Reset my fhone , samsung sch-r930

  • yuri

    Auto reboot

  • yuri

    my mobile phone has problems and does not recognize any network operator in my country

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Did it happen after you rooted your device?

  • boudro

    i have tryed flashing the file so many times and nothing will work help please

  • sk8mom

    Does this usually work without any unexpected issues? Although I’m not a technical wiz, I think I could follow these instructions fairly easily as they are explained well. My phone is a US cellular Aviator and I understand it voids the warranty but I worry it would “brick” my phone if something came up that I didn’t anticipate. Ever known of this happening to anyone following these instructions?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Well, these rooting instructions have been taken from the original forums where recognized developers put up their methods. If followed all the steps carefully, I don’t think you’ll have any issues.

      And if the rooting does any bad to your device, just flash the stock firmware again and you should be fine.

      Hope it helps!

      • sk8mom

        Wow, thanks for answering my question. The instructions are the best written ones I’ve found. The term “flash” confuses me a little so As far as the “stock firmware” , how would I go about reverting the phone back to stock if I found the root didn’t work? Is there a “back-up” I need to do prior to the rest of the instructions? Thanks again so much for your help 🙂

        • Mahesh Makvana

          Glad you found the answer to be satisfying!

          (1) Flash

          Flashing means to install something on your device using some kind of tools. For example, “Install a Custom Recovery” and the “Flash a Custom Recovery”, both has same meaning.

          (2) Stock Firmware

          It’s the original firmware (system files) that you can flash on your device when something goes wrong with your device and you’re unable to boot (start) your device.

          I don’t think you should have any issues even if the root method didn’t work. All that could possibly happen is you won’t have root, that’s it. However, we’ve an unroot guide just for you over here –

          Hope the info I’ve provided above is adequate and will be helpful to you 🙂


          • sk8mom

            Well I printed off the instructions and I am ready to do the root but have found that the only link in the instructions that work at all is the link for ODIN. (which is now on my desktop) None of the other links provided will download. No Root package. No SuperOneClick. They give me broken link or error messages. Do you have new links that will work?

          • sk8mom

            do I need those other files from the bad links? I did get the superoneclick from Cnet website. I opened it to look at it and had to delete/ quarantine two trojans. Based on all the trouble I’m having just getting things downloaded I may not be able to do this. darn.. 🙁

          • Mahesh Makvana

            None of those links are bad. You have to download all the files listed in the procedure to root your device successfully.

            And download the SuperOneClick app using the link provided above, it doesn’t have any trojans. Sometimes the antivirus detects “root exploit” files as trojans, you ignore such warnings.

            If you still have any questions, feel free to let us know.

          • sk8mom

            Well I tried this multiple times and it did not work. After hitting start in Odin, the phone sits in a download mode for an eternity. It says downloading-do not disconnect, but I have let it sit for so long and nothing happens. No auto reboot, even though the box is checked in Odin. Had a friend try it too and it does the same thing. Thankful my phone hasn’t been damaged, but disappointed.

          • Mahesh Makvana

            All the links are working fine, you just have to find the actual download links on the source forum threads.

  • tom neeb

    The one thing that is not mentioned here is that the phone needs to be in usb debugging node in order for the super one click to work it’s magic……otherwise, it worked great ….thanks

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Ohh..yeah. But we assume that you’ve enabled it already on your device.


  • Anthony Quinn Jr

    I have successfully rooted my samsung sch-r930(aviator) hoping it would fix lag problems I had before; it didn’t however. My problem with this phone is that when I try to text or write an email, the keyboard pops up and the keys show I am pressing them, but they do not get entered on the screen. I have to restart the phone to be able to type. Also, when I dial a number and press send, it is a good 45-60 seconds before the screen changes to the dialing screen and starts making the call.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    • mattt

      Rep click the box to get it to drop keyboard then cook again to reopen it

    • Dax Krishna

      I am guessing your phone is slow enough to show that kind of lag, have you tried overclocking it? Risky, but if you are facing problems like this, it’s worth a try.

  • Ahmet Aykut

    SuperOneClick doesn’t respond after I clicked root. How long does this take and is this normal?

  • Charleser

    How long does it generally take for the file to flash? Half hour? Longer?

  • Jacob Spiegel

    I have followed the instructions, opened odin, selected the md5 file, phone restarts, debug mode active, launch super one click, select root, system does it’s thing, asks if I want to test, I select yes. nothing comes up asking for SU, downloaded terminal emulator, typed SU and was denied.

    any ideas
    Phone is a UScellular Samsung SCH-R930


    • Hello Jacob,

      Did the Odin successfully flash the file? Did you get any errors while flashing the file?

      • Jacob Spiegel

        Yes the box in the upper corner was green and no errors came up as soon as odin was done the phone restarted, I launched superone click and selected root everything seemed to be right, other than when it ran the test the phone never asked me for SU

      • Jacob Spiegel

        I will re-run through it tonight and take screen shots

        • Hello Jacob,

          Yeah sure. We’d like to see the screenshots.


      • Jacob Spiegel

        Also it never asks me if I want to install busybox